The Most Popular Movie the Year You Were Born

These films were the biggest box-office hits of the year, according to Did your favorites make the cut?

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1930: Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain’s timeless novel about the adventures of a young boy gets film fame too. Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Joe Harper trick the town into thinking they’re dead, witness a murder, and more.

1931: Frankenstein

A scientist is obsessed with trying to make a dead corpse come to life, but has to live with the consequences when he succeeds in this film adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel. Don't miss the movies that were actually better than the book.

1932: Shanghai Express

In this romantic adventure film, a woman and her former lover reconnect on a train to Shanghai. It won the Academy Award for best cinematography. Don't miss these Oscar-winning movies you forgot actually won.

1933: King Kong

People have been obsessing over this giant ape since he first traveled from Skull Island to New York City in the original 1933 movie King Kong.

1934: It Happened One Night

When a spoiled socialite runs away from her father to join her husband, a story-hungry reporter blackmails her into letting him tag along.

1935: Mutiny on the Bounty

As HMS Bounty sets sail from England to Tahiti, Captain Bligh turns into a ruthless tyrant. Before they make their way home, first mate Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny so the crew can go back to paradise in Tahiti—until the captain comes back for revenge.

1936: Modern Times

In Charlie Chaplin’s last appearance as Little Tramp, the character tries making his way in an industrialized society. With Chaplin’s success in silent films, Modern Times is the first and only movie that the character gets a voice.

1937: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Walt Disney made waves with the first feature-length, English-language animated film to be in color. In it, Snow White must hide with dwarves when a jealous queen tries to kill her.

1938: The Adventures of Robin Hood

Sir Robin of Locksley leads his outlaw band of Merry Men on an adventure to take from the rich and give to the poor.

1939: Gone With The Wind

Based on the book by Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind follows the romantic pursuits of a Georgia plantation owner’s daughter, Scarlett O’Hara, during and after the Civil War. Check out more romantic movies even unromantics love.

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